Central Asia Project Director
National Committee on American Foreign Policy, Professor Emeritus CCNY of CUNY and President Emeritus, Association for the Study of Nationalities. He is the author of four books, one of which one was translated into Turkish and another into Farsi. He also published over fifty articles focused on Russian and Central Asian studies, and presented papers at numerous conferences in the USA, Canada, "old" and "new" Europe, as well as in Russia, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Professor Rywkin studied in Poland, Uzbekistan, France, and United States, and received his Ph.D. at Columbia University. He is fluent in Russian, Polish, and French.